COUNCILMAN W. Wilson Goode Jr. hounded city Finance Director Rob Dubow yesterday over the administration's resistance to limiting the 10-year property-tax abatement in order to send more money to the beleaguered School District of Philadelphia.
"Maybe you should change your name from Rob Dubow to 'Rob Millions From the Schools,' " Goode said in a confrontational but brief Council hearing.
Afterward, Dubow dismissed Goode's claim, saying school funding is the No. 1 priority for he and Mayor Nutter.
"Why would I respond to that?" Dubow said. "The administration has been fighting tirelessly for funding for the schools."
The abatement, which gives property owners 10-year breaks from city and school-district property taxes on new development, has been credited as a major factor in Philadelphia's recent building boom.